KINfolk to host Eighth Annual Wine Tasting and Art Auction July 17

Sponsorships still available
Shown (l-r) at the 2012 KINfolk Wine Tasting and Art Auction are celebrity pourers Tony Mongello, Marvin Carney and Kevin Fleming. This year, Becky Carney and Chris Weeks will join them. SOURCE SUBMITTED
June 1, 2013

Charitable organization KINfolk is expecting a big turnout at this year’s Eighth Annual Wine Tasting and Art Auction Wednesday, July 17 at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. The doors will open at 5:30. Admission is $30.

KINfolk’s plans are underway to ensure the comfort and entertainment of everyone attending this year’s event. “Event attendance continues to increase significantly, so we were happy to secure an additional room at the Cordrey Center to accommodate all of our guests this year,” said Jazette Lane-English, the new executive director of the organization headquartered in Wilmington.

Among artists donating this year are Abraxas, Kevin Fleming, Ellen Rice, Ruth Valva, Marvin Carney and Nancy Katz. Longtime supporter Holland Jewelers has donated a ruby and diamond ring. The auction will also include a one-week-stay at a lovely condo on Lewes Beach. There will also be an assortment of silent auction items from local merchants.

Event Chair Kathy McNamara of Lewes is a KINfolk board member. She is asking local businesses to sponsor the event. “We are so grateful to our early sponsors for getting us off to a good start by providing sponsorships. We expect the event to be bigger and better than ever. It is particularly rewarding to be involved with this successful event knowing that the funds go to KINfolk’s Laptop Lending Programs” said McNamara.

”Among our sponsors are the Hon. Judge Jane Brady; Grotto Pizza; Prudential Gallo Realtors; Holt Paper; Hugh Leahy Jr.-Delaware Community Foundation; Jack Lingo Realtors; Lewes Realty; [former] Sen. George Bunting Jr.; Cape Suites; Collier’s Trim Shop; Community Bank of Delaware; Erin Martin, Re/Max; and Penn-Del Lock.

A sampling of finger foods by fine area restaurants will be offered including 1776 Steakhouse, Annabella’s Italian Restaurant & Bakery, Bethany Blues, Big Fish Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cultured Pearl, Edible Arrangements, Fish On, Fractured Prune, Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties, Go Fish Restaurant, Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar, JD Shuckers Seafood & Raw Bar, Mariachi, Old Bay Steak & Seafood, Rehoboth Ale House, the Greene Turtle, The Starboard, and The Point Coffee House & Bake Shoppe.

Teller Wines will choose a selection of superb domestic wines for sampling. The live auction will be conducted by Dave Wilson.

Contact Kathy at 302-645-6971 for information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities.

KINfolk provides laptop computers and internet access to children facing serious medical challenges.  The laptops help kids avoid the loneliness and depression that an extended hospital stay or home confinement can cause.

For information, visit, call 302-298-7174 or email